The Naming of Sebastopol

The main battle of the Crimean War was the 11-month siege of the Russian city of Sevastopol on the Black Sea in 1854-55. Sebastopol, south of Ballarat in the state of Victoria, Australia was named at this time because the blasting in the rock to access the gold-bearing leads under the basalt plateau southwest of Ballarat was said to be like the guns at the siege of Sevastopol.

Arthur Jenkins, a local Sebastopol historian, contributed some of his extensive information on the history of Sebastopol, to assist with the development of this section of our website related to the history of Sebastopol, on the south-west corner of Ballarat in the State of Victoria, Australia.

Sebastopol Information & History

Sebastopol Timeline: 1800s

Sebastopol Timeline: 1900s

Sebastopol Mechanics Institute, 1864

Alluvial Gold Leads at Sebastopol

Quartz Lodes at Sebastopol

Early Sebastopol Hotels

Locations in and around Sebastopol

Sebastopol Mayors 1865-1991

Street Names in Sebastopol